I and The Daily Wildcat staff are banding together with hundreds of student media organizations across the country to #SaveStudentNewsrooms because, to put it simply, independent student-run media is incredibly valuable to the communities it serves and to the students who make it up. To get personal for a second, I honestly wouldn't be the journalist or person I am today without my four-year experience with my student newspaper — one that molded me from a young photographer, to a photo editor, to the digital editor, to the managing editor, to the editor in chief and now an innovative and competitive journalist making her way into the field.
I want to give a big shoutout to the Melissa Gomez, editor-in-chief of The Alligator, who along with Alligator staff organized the nationwide #SaveStudentNewsrooms movement advocating for the survival of student media organizations.
1/ Thread: Hello. I’m the editor-in-chief of @The Alligator. Since January, we’ve put together a paper three nights a week while providing daily content for our website. We worked through the weekend for March For Our Lives coverage. We sent someone to D.C. We made a podcast. pic.twitter.com/snuGNuElyT— Melissa Gomez (@MelissaGomez004) April 16, 2018